Barry Skelhorn


Hi there and welcome to my site, here is a little bit about me. I am a 29 year old IT techy from the south of England. I live with my wife Louise and we have just got a cat we have called Panda.

I have had a love of ghostly tales and horror ever since I picked up a copy of James Herbert’s “The Rats”. I quickly devoured all I could of his work then moved on to the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Shaun Hutson to name a few.

Over the years I have fallen in love with the works of M.R James, Mary Shelly, H.G Wells and all many of Victorian ghost stories. For me you can keep the gore and violence, just give me a strong narrative and let my imagination fill in the blanks, thats how I like my horror. That’s why over the years I have collected and scriblled down a whole host of ideas for ghostly tales. This year I have started to put these together in a collection called “Tales from the HGS”, my new years resolution was to surprise myself and do you know what I think I just might….

Keep heading back to the site for updates and even sneak peeks of the up and coming collections.

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Smashwords book reviews by Barry Skelhorn

  • Bad Juju: Volume 1 on March 01, 2011

    R Van Saint has created a collection of stories that will want you coming back for more. Bad Juju is hopefully the first of many from the author (i think there is a second volume on the way). I have read and reread this collection a few times now since picking it up and every time it leaves me smiling. “The faster you run” is by far my favourite story and it really has me wanting more (please expand this story). R Saint has proved in this collection that she can write dark and macabre tales but also beautiful and deep descriptive stories such as “A Coda”. For a small price you are getting a book full of depth and character, this is a must for any fan of the likes of king, Barker and Herbert. I have said it once in this review but I will say it again….More please!